Editable-Baltimore's Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste - Flipbook - Page 62
Build Community Power
PRIORITY ACTIONS TO BUILD COMMUNITY POWER INCLUDE:
1. Provide information on items that can be reduced, repaired, reused, recycled, and
composted through billboards, bus and truck wraps, social media, radio, and TV public service
announcements. Educate and empower youth on how they can implement Zero Waste at
home and at school, and encourage them to promote Zero Waste programs.
2. Provide resources for existing non-profit groups to provide master composter training, host
compost demonstrations, and support community-scale and on-site composting operations.
3. Partner with anchor institutions to lead the way on Zero Waste.
4. Provide grants to Zero Waste social enterprises, entrepreneurs, mission-based recyclers,
composters, digesters and reuse organizations to bolster businesses needed to achieve Zero
5. Create and expand repair and reuse centers such as the Station North Tool Library.
Encourage development of repair and resale enterprises for products such as mattresses, box
springs, furniture, appliances, electronics and textiles.
6. Train Zero Waste Block Leaders to teach residents about recycling and organics recovery.
Provide them with host party kits of reusable cups, plates and cutlery, to assist with
7. Maximize the flow of resources, control, and decision-making to impacted communities.
Advance community-led planning for community wealth building initiatives.
8. Set-aside at least 25% of all City Zero Waste outreach, education and dissemination
contracts for small businesses and nonprofit agencies in frontline communities.
Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste